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Hegamin, Tonya

Summary: In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HEG

Raasch, Sara

Summary: When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria's lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity -- with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses -- the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: FICTION RAA

Walter, Jon

Summary: Samuel and his younger brother, Joshua, are free black boys living in an orphanage during the Civil War, but when Samuel takes the blame for his brother's prank, he is sent South, given a new name, and sold into slavery--and somehow he must survive both captivity and the war, to find his way back to his brother.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: David Fickling Books/Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC WAL

Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Bryan, Ashley.

Summary: Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life experiences and dreams that a slave owner could never take away.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Barbieri, Kara.

Summary: After a century of service to goblin lord Soren, Janneke, seventeen, the only mortal in the Permafrost, clings to her humanity as she faces difficult choices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wednesday Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y FICTION BAR

Bannen, Megan

Summary: A slave with a secret past is forced to serve the exiled prince she loves as he risks his life in a desperate effort to forge a political marriage with a powerful and deadly princess.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Hopkinson, Deborah.

Summary: A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2001

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Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: After a fellow slave is beaten to death, Sadie and her family flee the plantation for freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Philomel Books 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC POL

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Polacco 2009

Engle, Margarita

Summary: A biographical novel about Antonio Chuffat, a Chinese-African-Cuban messenger boy in 1870s Cuba who became a translator and documented the freedom struggle of indentured Chinese laborers in his country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC ENG

Johnson, Angela

Summary: In 1865, members of a family start their day as slaves, working in a Texas cotton field, and end it celebrating their freedom on what came to be known as Juneteenth.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE JOH

Anderson, M. T.

Summary: Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2006

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Ewing, Amy

Summary: The Jewel means wealth, the Jewel means beauty--but for Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Born and raised in the Marsh, Violet finds herself living in the Jewel as a servant at the estate of the Duchess of the Lake. Addressed only by her number--#197--Violet is quickly thrown into the royal way of life. But behind its opulent and glittering façade, the Jewel hides its cruel and brutal truth,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC EWI

Curtis, Christopher Paul.

Summary: In 1859, eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses his wits and skills to try to bring to justice the lying preacher who has stolen money that was to be used to buy a family's freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House/Listening Library 2008

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Burg, Ann E.

Summary: The day nine-year-old Grace is called to work in the kitchen in the Big House, everyone warns her to keep her head down and her thoughts to herself, but the more she sees of the oppressive Master and his hateful wife, the more she questions things until one day her thoughts escape--and to avoid being separated she and her family flee into the Dismal Swamp, to join the other escaped slaves who...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC BUR

Edugyan, Esi.

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Summary: "From the blistering cane fields of the Caribbean to the frozen Far North, from the earliest aquariums of London to the eerie deserts of Morocco, a boy rises from the ashes of slavery in the 1830s to become a free man of the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2018

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Winter, Jeanette.

Summary: By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dragonfly Books 1992

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WIN

Messner, Kate

Summary: This time the mysterious box that Ranger the Golden retriever found transports him to a Maryland plantation before the Civil War, where he must help a young house slave named Sarah and her younger brother Jesse find their way to the underground railroad and North to freedom, before Jesse is sold to a plantation further South.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC MES

Nickerson, Jane.

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey is spending the Civil War with a new stepmother and stepsister and her young cousin when she comes upon a wounded Yankee soldier, Thomas, who is being kept alive by mysterious voodoo practitioners.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Listening Library 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC NIC

Allen, Becky

Summary: Jae was a slave girl-- abused, beaten, raped and treated as less than human-- until she found the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well. She has broken out of the curse imposed by the ruling class. But to free the rest of her people, she may have to lead a violent revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ALL

Whelan, Gloria.

Summary: After a day of picking cotton in late 1860, Ella May, a young slave, joins her friends Bobby and Sue at their second job of listening outside the windows of their master's house for useful information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE WHE

Voigt, Cynthia

Summary: Faced with the prospect of an unhappy life in the Kingdom, fourteen-year-old Birle accompanies a young runaway nobleman on a journey south and falls into slavery in the citadel of a cruel prince.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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Smolik, Jane Petrlik

Summary: In 1854 eleven-year-old Bones is a slave in Virginia who sends a bottle holding her real name and a trinket from her long-lost father down the James River--the currents carry it far away, ultimately uniting the lives of three young girls.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC SMO

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

Summary: After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2008

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1 available in We the People bookshelf, Call number: J FICTION AND

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J Fiction Anderson 2008

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